Spirit of 1999

Wow. I haven’t seen an online store this bad in years. I know there are still a lot of crappy marketing sites out there, but most sites trying to immediately close sales long ago figured out that fancy tricks stop customers from buying. Not these folks.

It took me four or five tries to figure out where to click to see the page for the product I was interested in. On the third try I actually ended up on a page for a similar but slightly different and more expensive DVD burner than the one I was looking for. Initially I thought this was bait and switch, but one should never attribute to malice what can be explained by simple stupidity. I did eventually find the page for the product I wanted. Of course, this page promptly refused to sell me the drive because I didn’t have cookies turned on.

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